Published Jun 19th
Prep 5m Cook 15m Additional 1h Ready In 1h 20m
Servings 2 pounds Calories 226

Chocolate and almonds top off a rich buttery toffee. A simple recipe that you could easily remember and whip up any time. I always get compliments and requests for more. Use any type of nut that you like in place of the almonds.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup finely chopped almonds

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large heavy bottomed saucepan, combine the butter, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring until the butter is melted. Allow to come to a boil, and cook until the mixture becomes a dark amber color, and the temperature has reached 285 degrees F (137 degrees C). Stir occasionally.
  2. 2 While the toffee is cooking, cover a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  3. 3 As soon as the toffee reaches the proper temperature, pour it out onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the chocolate over the top, and let it set for a minute or two to soften. Spread the chocolate into a thin even layer once it is melted. Sprinkle the nuts over the chocolate, and press in slightly. Putting a plastic bag over your hand will minimize the mess.
  4. 4 Place the toffee in the refrigerator to chill until set. Break into pieces, and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 226
  • Carbohydrate 20 g
  • Cholesterol 30.5 mg
  • Fat 16.9 g
  • Fiber 1.1 g
  • Protein 1.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 9.3 g
  • Sodium 101.1 mg
  • Sugar 18.4 g


  1. HOORAY! SUCCESS AT LAST! After 2 successes and 2 "almost" successes( my butter pooled on top twice) I read about 50 reviews, applied all the tips and had perfect toffee. Here are all the tips you need for success too: test your thermometer in boiling water (212f)to be sure it's accurate. Use a heavy, large - Read more ...
  2. As a professional Chef, I say mom2oovc has the best directions. It is very important to remember the following: 1. The pot MUST be "heavy-bottomed". It allows for the best even heating. Constant stirring should not be necessary at a medium heat. 2. At medium heat it should take about 20 minutes to reach 285F. - Read more ...
  3. Wonderful, easy toffee recipe! I always like to add a few nuts to the bottom of the pan before pouring in the toffee mixture. Gives the toffee that little extra edge of flavor. Side note: using a large baking sheet will make for a thinnier toffee bottom, use a small cookie sheet if available. This - Read more ...
  4. Delicious. I used 2 sticks of butter and 1 cup dark brown sugar (or light brown) and added a splash of vanilla and the 1/4 tsp. salt. Poured into 2 9inch cake pans sprayed with pam. Turned out great with or without chocolate and nuts. Use the heaviest pan that you have; I have Le - Read more ...
  5. Toffee came out excellent! My mom, who was an expert candy maker, taught us that boiling sugar like in this recipe requires OCCASIONAL stirring. This recipe states to "STIR OCCASIONALLY" so follow the recipe. Some women who are not familiar with making candy want to stir and stir because that's what we know, but boiling - Read more ...
  6. Like pralines...too soft, too bland. Toffee has to be cooked to 300 degrees or to the hard crack, or 12 minutes boil to where it is truly brownish. I made it years ago from a recipe and it was perfect but here I couldn't remember the recipe. I used this recipe but it was all - Read more ...
  7. Excellent! I found the solution to the butter separation! Make it in a wide, shallow pan, like a cast iron skillet, and use a metal slotted spoon to whisk the mixture in an up and down motion, making sure to incorporate the separated butter on the sides of the pan. My butter started to separate, - Read more ...
  8. (Here is a hint)! Before you pour on the melted chocolate over the toffee, wipe off the excess oil with paper towel, so that the chocolate will stick better.
  9. The butter started to seperate from my toffee and I panicked. I continued cooking it up until 300 and then poured off some of the butter before putting in my pan. I really did not think it would turn out. However I still put on the chocolate and almonds and it tastes fantastic! My mistake - Read more ...
  10. I have been making this toffee for 40 years. I cook it until 300 degrees. You have to stir constantly or it burns. Also, I make it in a 9x13 or 10x14 pan. I butter the bottom of the pan, spread the crushed almonds over the butter and pour the toffee mixture over that. I - Read more ...

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